Sunday, June 6, 2010

Remembering D-Day

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

June VIth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

As we remember our Canadian & Albertan World War II heroes this Sunday. Let us emphasize II Alberta students that their sacrifice & the sacrifices of all Albertan troops must never be forgotten. D-Day wasn't just a day, it was a movement that brought peace & tranquility to the European Combat Theatre. The Marshall Plan ensured there would be no bitterness from the vestiges of the Germans bitter loss & subjugation in World War I which was felt strongly all the way from Kaiser Wilhem II, right down to street fighters such as Corporal Adolf Hitler.

The Canadians were especially heroic that day & on D-Day plus days. This led to special combat missions and an initial bigger take of land back from the Germans then any other battle theatre group. Albertans made the ultimate sacrifice, just as they are doing in Afghan Combat Theatre situations today. Be sure to emphasize this in Social Studies classes David!

Regards & Blessings,


Source: Professor Jack (J.L.) Granatstein.

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